North West Leicestershire District Council Offers Garden Bin Guidance

By Graham Hill

3rd Dec 2019 | Local News

North West Leicestershire District Council have issued a clarification of what they will collect from garden bins.

The Council says that it is fine to put shrub prunings, plants and leaves, cut grass and small tree branches in the garden waste.

However, they will not accept food or pet waste, soil or rubble, or cardboard or paper.

North West Leicestershire District Council collects garden waste as part of their kerbside collection service.

Or it can be home composted.

The Council delivers this directly to an open windrow composting facility in Lount, near Ashby.

The garden waste is shredded and placed into windrows - long heaped rows - which are turned on a regular basis over a 14 week period after which it has matured into compost which is used on agricultural land and capping old landfill sites all within the UK.

But you can also take your garden waste to your nearest household waste and recycling site.

The Council says that home composting is the best environmental option for garden waste as the material doesn't need to be transported anywhere.

Photo courtesy of: Tanya Dedyukhina

     

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